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On a morning in July 1868, British photographer Julia Margaret Cameron’s breakfast was interrupted by the news that her neighbor, the poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson, had arrived with a gentleman and wanted to speak with her. Tennyson’s tagalong was none other than Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, who had traveled from America to visit his colleague. “I have brought you a great man, who will let you immortalize him,” Tennyson told Cameron.

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